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CA-ACF2 must limit access to SYSTEM DUMP data sets to appropriate authorized users.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-223433 ACF2-ES-000120 SV-223433r533198_rule Medium
Access control policies include: identity-based policies, role-based policies, and attribute-based policies. Access enforcement mechanisms include: access control lists, access control matrices, and cryptography. These policies and mechanisms must be employed by the application to control access between users (or processes acting on behalf of users) and objects (e.g., devices, files, records, processes, programs, and domains) in the information system.
IBM z/OS ACF2 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-22


Check Text ( C-25106r504434_chk )
Ask the system administrator and/or DASD administrator to determine the System Dump data sets.

Refer to data sets SYS1.DUMPxx, additionally, Dump data sets can be identified by reviewing the logical parmlib concatenation data sets for the current COMMNDxx member. Find the COM= which specifies the DUMPDS NAME (DD NAME=name-pattern) entry. The name-pattern is used to identify additional Dump data sets.

If ESM data set rules for System Dump data sets do not restrict READ, UPDATE, and/or ALTER access to only systems programming personnel, this is a finding.

If ESM data set rules for all System Dump data sets do not restrict READ access to personnel having justification to review these dump data, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-25094r504435_fix)
Configure data set rules for access to SYSTEM DUMP data set(s) to be limited to system programmers only, unless a letter justifying access is filed with the ISSO in the site security plan.

Evaluate the impact of correcting the deficiency. Develop a plan of action and implement the changes required to restrict access to these data sets.